I can’t hide that I’m a Christian. While I don’t attempt to make this blog all about God, every single post is colored by who I am and who He is. I proudly am a follower of Christ, though I often fail to live up to that high standard.
One of the greatest mysteries to me is why God created us in the first place. Certainly He didn’t need us. For whatever reason, He wanted us, even though He knew that we would turn against Him. We were created in the very image of God, yet we used the freedom given us to choose sin and evil. While the choice was first made for us in the garden of Eden, you and I make that very same choice everyday when we choose to sin in our thoughts, words, and actions.
What is sin? My favorite definition, and the one I teach the children at church is, “Sin is thinking, saying, and doing what God doesn’t like.” God’s desires aren’t capricious, they’re easily laid out for us in the Bible, the book that I’m incredible thankful for. We have a God who wants us to know Him!
So yes, I’m a sinner deserving death. I hope that you would admit that you are one too. But my story doesn’t end there, and yours doesn’t have to, either. Romans 6:23 tells us that “the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” God is offering us all a gift, and that gift comes through the death, burial, and resurrection of the very Son of God, Jesus Christ. Jesus who came to the earth as a baby, took on human flesh, grew up into a man, and was put to death by the very people He came to save.
Now that I have trusted in this work of Christ for my salvation from death and sin, He has given me new life. He has given me His very Spirit that guides me as I seek to live for Him. He’s not promised me a prosperous life in the here and now, but I have been overwhelmed with each and every blessing He has given me, none that I deserve.
If you’ve taken the time to read this, thank you. Know that I didn’t write it flippantly or out of heartless obedience. I wrote it because I want you to know this. Feel free to contact me (email@example.com) about anything. May God lead you to the Truth.